In its eleventh year, the Women of Color Film Festival continues its commitment to both premiering promising works from novice artists and recognizing the accomplishments of experienced, award-winning filmmakers from the African, Asian, Latina, Middle Eastern, and Native diasporas. Selecting from a record-breaking number of submissions, this year we present six programs of provocative films and videos in all genres, from humorous narratives to imaginative experimental documentaries and animations.
We are pleased to host New York documentary filmmaker Christine Choy as the festival's first artist-in-residence. An associate professor and former chair of New York University's graduate program in film and television, Choy has won more than sixty international awards; she directed the Academy Award–nominated documentary film Who Killed Vincent Chin? as well as many other prominent works on social justice issues. Choy was a founder of Third World Newsreel, a group of radical documentary filmmakers dedicated to developing artists and audiences of color through film production, distribution, and advocacy. She is committed to teaching, mentoring, and collaborating with new generations of inventive filmmakers. Throughout the festival, she will present an array of works, from her first film to her most recent video, and will lead a free workshop on her artistic process.
WOCFF will continue at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, in collaboration with San Francisco Cinematheque, on Saturday, March 11. For details, log on to www.sfcinematheque.org or phone (415) 552-1990.
For complete festival program details, visit bampfa.berkeley.edu/filmseries/2006wocff
The 21st Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference will be held on March 4 on the UC Berkeley campus. For more information, please consult the conference website at ewocc.berkeley.edu.